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James Armistead, An African American
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James Armistead, an African American slave whose Virginia owner allowed him to enlist under Lafayette. He was the General's valet, but was also a spy. During the 1781 Battle of Yorktown, disguised as a fugitive slave, he gathered critical intelligence for the Americans. In reward, he was granted his freedom and took the name of James Lafayette. Detail from 1819 engraving.
December 4th, 2011
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